by Enrica Ferrero
APR 2014 | Music
The first thing I think when the six members of Tinariwen come on stage is that they are a good-looking band. Not in a teen heartthrob kind of wayindeed, after watching them play for over an hour, I still dont know what most of the musicians look likebecause theyre wearing the traditional long robes of the Tuareg people of Northern Africa.
by Marshall Yarbrough
MAR 2016 | Music
Arriving at (le) poisson rouge a half-hour after doors for the opening night of the Winter Jazzfest, I sat in the bar area watching the venue fill up and waiting for feeling to return to my fingertips. Next to me, a pair of young Chinese women with Xs on their hands and braces on their teeth, across the room a British couple with a whole bottle of wineso an international crowd, both sober and festive. There was the familiar opening-night buzz in the air that made my pre-show impatience more bearable.